a variety of grain sorghum.
a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.

Origin of kaoliang

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)
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Historical Examples of kaoliang

  • From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.

    Wang the Ninth

    Putnam Weale

British Dictionary definitions for kaoliang



any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare

Word Origin for kaoliang

from Chinese kao tall + liang grain
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